Eagle Funeral Home Services



When a death occurs, call your funeral director immediately. Regardless of the day or time, funeral directors are always prepared to respond to your needs quickly and competently, and to guide you through the array of choices that need to be made.


If possible, try to include other family members or very close friends in the funeral planning process . Working together can sometimes lessen the burden and further enable the healing process. Many decisions can be best made by several people, with consideration of the deceased's wishes.

Generally, a funeral gathering held in a funeral home or a place of worship with the body
present, is a funeral service. If the body is not present, the gathering is referred to as a memorial service.

Whether you choose to bury, cremate or place the deceased in an above ground vault, you may arrange either a memorial or funeral service. It is often customary to have a period of visitation or a reception at the funeral home or mortuary. During this time the casket may be open or closed, according to the family's preferences. Some families opt to receive friends at their home or other location.

Funeral Service


A funeral is an opportunity for family and friends to reflect on a life that has been lived, and to honor the memory of that life. Funerals provide a time for human sharing in its deepest sense. You and your loved ones are at the very center of the process, and the choices you make will determine a funeral's significance for you. By participating in the planning of the service, you will help create a meaningful experience for everyone.

There is no single right way to have a funeral. This is the time for expressing your funeral preferences so that your Eagle Funeral Home director can help you with every aspect of the funeral process.

Among other things, we can arrange the funeral plans, help notify friends and family, secure necessary permits and death certificates, take care of the body, coordinate all details with the clergy, help in the arranging for burial or cremation, notify your attorney if you need legal help, assist in securing any veterans' burial allowance, social security or other benefits to which you may be entitled, follow up after the funeral, providing both practical help with unforeseen details and help in adjusting to your loss.

Your funeral director can guide you through the wide range of decisions that have to be made. Those decisions include choosing a casket, a vault and/or an urn, the type of service and who will preside, and a method for people to express their sympathy, such as flowers or donations to the deceased's favorite charities.

 


Cremation


Cremation is the process of reducing the body to ashes through the application of intense heat using a special type of furnace known as a cremation chamber or retort. Before the remains are returned to the family, they are usually transferred to an urn for permanent containment.

Several options are available for those who prefer cremation. Just like burial, cremation can occur after a funeral where the casket is present at a place of worship or funeral chapel. Cremation can occur before a memorial service. The urn may be present for the memorial service, depending on the family's wishes.

As with burials, a cremation funeral may be preceded by a period of visitation or a reception at the funeral home or mortuary. During this time and before the service, the casket may be open or closed, according to the preferences of the survivors. Instead of a public visitation, some families opt to receive friends at their residence or other location, which is another matter of personal choice. After cremation, a public or private service may be arranged for the final placement of the cremated remains.

 


Graveside Service


A funeral is an opportunity for family and friends to reflect on a life that has been lived, and to honor the memory of that life. Funerals provide a time for human sharing in its deepest sense. You and your loved ones are at the very center of the process, and the choices you make will determine a funeral's significance for you. By participating in the planning of the service, you will help create a meaningful experience for everyone.

There is no single right way to have a funeral. This is the time for expressing your funeral preferences so that your Eagle Funeral Home director can help you with every aspect of the funeral.

Among other things, we can arrange the funeral plans, help notify friends and family, secure necessary permits and death certificates, take care of the body, coordinate all details with the clergy, help in the arranging for burial or cremation, notify your attorney if you need legal help, assist in securing any veterans' burial allowance, social security or other benefits to which you may be entitled, follow up after the funeral, providing both practical help with unforeseen details and help in adjusting to your loss.

Your funeral director can guide you through the wide range of decisions that have to be made. Those decisions include choosing a casket, a vault and or an urn, the type of service and who will preside, and a method for people to express their sympathy, such as flowers or donations to the deceased's favorite charities.

 


Memorial Service


When the body of the deceased will not be present many families choose to have a Memorial Service which may be conducted at the funeral home, a place of worship, at a family home or at the graveside. You may choose to have many of the same arrangements as for the traditional funeral service.

 


Pre-Planning


Many people select to prearrange in a sincere desire to be helpful to their families and avoid questions and confusion later on. Prearrangement is not a preoccupation with death; it is a personal tool for family preparation. It allows you to arrange the specific kind of service you desire based on today's prices and be assured of an adequate fund for the future payment of the service.

The first step to pre-planning your services are to discuss your wishes with your family. Offer your thoughts and then listen carefully, giving their ideas special attention. Since your funeral will most directly affect your family, it is essential to include their suggestions in your plans.

The next step is to arrange a conference with your Eagle Funeral Home director and family members. Use this opportunity to ask as many questions as necessary, and to discuss the choices that will help to create a tribute that is appropriate and meaningful for you.

To help you prepare for this meeting we have provided an on line check list that you can complete and send to us or bring with you for our meeting. As you make decisions and modify plans keep them with your valuable papers, review them periodically, and update them as necessary. Remember, with a prearrangement plan, you are in charge.

Please refer to our Pre-planning section for other funeral-planning tips that may not be listed here.


Monuments




In addition to our funeral, cremation, burial graveside and memorial services we can post the obituary on the Internet. The obituary is posted on our website, so that family and friends can obtain complete information on the visitation and services as well as send condolences. If you have additional questions or concerns about planning funeral services, please use our online request form.